Australian open Finals to be streamed live and free
The final day of the $140,000 2014 Australian Open will be streamed live and free of charge via its website for its feature finals matches. With the Southern Hemisphere’s most lucrative bowls event only days away, Bowls Australia has confirmed that the final day of the $140,000 2014 Australian Open will be streamed live and free of charge via its website for its feature finals matches.
Thursday will see champions crowned in the men’s and women’s fours, pairs and blue ribbon singles events, with all the finals action kicking off from 12:30pm AEST and continuing uninterrupted until the end of play, when the new singles champions are crowned at approximately 8.30pm and handed their winners cheques of $18,000.
All of the day’s title deciders will be available for viewing at bowlsaustralia.com.au, accompanied by commentary from a handful of the past and present Australian Jackaroos stars. The decision to not televise the Australian Open on Bowls Australia’s broadcast partner Fox Sports, comes after a review of Bowls Australia’s broadcast strategy that determined a focus on more engaging content was needed in order to appeal to both new and existing audiences.
Following the successful introduction of the Australian Premier League bowls, television broadcasts will now focus on the shorter, more dynamic form of the game- with Bowls Australia producing its own live coverage of the traditional Australian Open to be showcased for free on its website.
The live-stream of the fours final action commences at 12.30pm, with pairs gold-medal deciders beginning at 3.15pm, and the men’s and women’s singles finals beginning at 6:00pm on Thursday, February 20.